I took the week off of work for the Christmas and New Years holidays. After getting the okay from my lovely wife I planed out a general course for a quick day trip on the Texas gulf coast. Here is a map of the route that I took. Since it was my vacation I slept way in and got up at the crack of 10:30am. Yawn. My honey cooked me breakfast, double checked that I had my cell phone fully charged and made me promise to be careful. Yummy, ham and eggs (& a glazed donut that didn’t survive to have its picture taken). Then off to the end of the Galveston Seawall for a few photos. This sea wall was constructed after the “Great Storm” of 1900 to prevent another tragic loss of life. Still in really good shape for a 100 year old sea barrier. This is a goofy looking building. I don’t think anyone lives here anymore and would have to wonder what that would be like in a storm. Makes me think of the old children’s toys the Weebles ("Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”. Brown signs seem to suck me into their grasp. The expanse in the background is the habitat preservation and stretches as far as the sea mist would allow me to look. The habitat was right next to this abandoned structure. I had passed a water tower and thought “I don’t remember that, oh well” then I saw this one under construction and knew that they were both new since I had last traveled on this road. Later I saw a sign for the location of, at least, the third one of these. Water is critical to local survival in the event of a natural disaster (hurricanes anyone?) and the infrastructure here is quite antiquated. So it is good to see the effort to build these. I don’t think banning living here is a viable option. When my love and I first were looking for a house to buy we had looked at these newly constructed homes and town homes, but the price point was well outside of our range. Pretty though This is the Galveston Toll bridge. They charged me two dollars to go across, but before I did I decided to see what was underneath The mighty off roading Shadow VT750DC! Laughs in the face of deep water crossings. Heck I didn’t even check the water depth before plowing across Coastal waters.